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The Message of Our Lady and Our Lord to Veronica of the Cross

Falling into purgatory, hell
Clergy in dire need of prayers

June 18, 1993
Twenty-third Anniversary of Our Lady's Apparitions at Bayside

Veronica--Oh, I can see the Blessed Mother coming through the sky. Her figure looks very dark, as though She's coming through a great darkness. I have a sensitivity about the darkness around us--are we really surrounded, as a globe, in darkness now?

Our Lady is coming forward. And I saw Jesus, but He has sort of gone back into the dark clouds there to remain, for reason. Now Our Lady is coming forward. Oh, She is so beautiful! Oh, She absolutely sparkles tonight. She's looking about Her.

And Our Lady has on a beautiful white cape; it's bordered in gold. I never saw that before. It's very beautiful. And of course, Our Lady has on Her long cream colored gown. Oh, She looks absolutely beautiful! Our Lady appears to be very tall tonight. Maybe it's the way She's standing. And I can't see Jesus anymore. He seems to be like in a haze on Her left side, our right side.

Our Lady is looking all about Her, and Her mantle on Her head has slipped a little back where I can see Her hair. Her hair appears to be quite dark. And Our Lady is smiling now and placing Her finger to Her lips, which means to listen and repeat.

Our Lady--"My child and My children, I come to you as a Mother of Grace; and as a mother, I cannot evade the truth with you. I must give it to you for your own protection.

"The Eternal Father--I have had to go before Him and plead your cause time and again, for He wishes to bring the great Ball upon mankind. In His reasoning, His all-knowing reasoning, He feels that too many souls are now falling into hell, driven there even by some of the clergy.

DO NOT NEGLECT YOUR CHILDREN

"My child and My children, I have often admonished you to guard your children in this world of darkness. You are responsible for your children's souls. As such, if you neglect them in this lifetime you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but could spend an eternity in hell or a long session in the other place of banishment, purgatory.

"Do not laugh, O you who cannot understand the truth nor seek the truth. I say now that if you will look, My child, for Me, look into what I show you--the realm of the suffering."

Veronica--"Purgatory?"

Our Lady--"Yes, purgatory."

VISION OF PURGATORY

Veronica--Oh, my goodness! I have never heard such a din--the screaming and the wailing. And I see people; they're clothed, but they're floating. I don't know, it seems to be endless. They're being tossed back and forth, and all I can hear is screams and moans. Oh, my goodness!

"Oh, Blessed Mother, don't make me look. My heart will stop, it is so frightening!"

Our Lady--"My child, come closer to Me. You understand there are three realms: Heaven, purgatory, and hell. I allowed you to look upon purgatory, and I understand your shock. Because--tell, My child, fully what you have seen."

Veronica--I have seen mitres: bishops, and even several cardinals. And then I see a whole score of priests with their cassocks--they're still dressed in their garments--that they are moaning and pleading. Now Our Lady is placing Her hand before my eyes. It is frightening. It's one of the most frightening scenes I have ever witnessed.

Our Lady is touching Her lips, which means to repeat.

MITRES AND CASSOCKS IN PURGATORY, HELL

Our Lady--"My child, I want you to understand and bring to the world the absolute truth and reality of this realm. There are mitres and there are cassocks there. I want you to tell the world that there are clergy who are now falling into purgatory, if not some in hell, because they are misguiding the sheep.

"The Eternal Father wants to set upon the world the Ball of Redemption. How long, My children of the world, can I beg for your reprieve? Why don't you listen to My voice? I have traveled throughout your world through many earth-years, pleading with you to turn back from your ways of destruction.

"Clergy in My Son's houses, you must show more honor to My Son. There are some who are a disgrace to their profession, leading others into ways of sin. O ye of little faith, why do you debase the young? You who have given themselves over to worldly pleasures and defamed their profession shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

NO SPECIAL PASSPORT FOR CLERGY

"My child and My children, We have asked you on numerous occasions to pray for the clergy. They do not have a special passport from Heaven. They fight the influence of satan and his agents upon earth, but they need your prayers. You have forgotten them. They need your prayers. I ask of you all to pray for your parish priests. Temptation is great upon them; however, they are being put to the test by the Eternal Father, and all who are rotten will fall."

SKIPPING DOWN THE AISLE

Veronica--Our Lady is placing Her hands upon Her eyes, and She's pointing over to the left side, Her right side. I see the inside of a church. There is service going on. But however, what are they doing? They are skipping, like frolicking down the aisle. As I watch I see--it is the priest, I believe, behind the altar. He's motioning to two children to come out of the pews and go to the rear of the church. The children are hastily--almost running to the back of the church, and I see they are picking up something. Oh, it is the ciborium and the plate. Oh!

Our Lady--"Now what are they doing, My child?"

Veronica--They are taking it up to the altar. Now the priest and the other man--

Our Lady--"The deacon, he is called, My child, the deacon."

SHORTS AT MASS IMMODEST

Veronica--They are giving these over to them, and the priest is now going back to his station behind the altar. Now all of a sudden he raises his hand, and a young--oh, a young woman is coming out of the pew. But oh, my goodness me! She has on a pair of shorts, and she's heading for the altar. Now Our Lady is pointing. The woman starts to sing. Her music is not one of the Church, or those accepted by God. And as she sings, the priest stands behind the altar. And in his eyes--

"Is he admiring her or admonishing her?"

Our Lady--"It looks, My child, like he is admiring her."

Veronica--The shorts she is wearing is most revealing and immodest, Our Lady said. Now that woman is now going to sit at the side of the altar, and as she crosses her legs it is a most horrible infringement on the sacred rites, for it--

"It is almost embarrassing, Blessed Mother, for me to look. Must I see it?"

Our Lady--"Yes."

Veronica--The shorts are no longer shorts. They're almost gone! And, and I can see the expression on the priest's face as he's observing this. Now also, there are two young girls about fourteen years of age sitting at the side of the altar as the priest goes forward to consecrate the host--

Our Lady--"My Son's Body."

Veronica--Now as I watch I notice now after the consecration that the priest is now taking his place on the right side in the altar at the last pew over to the right, and the deacon is going over to the left. And now--I don't believe it!

"Oh, I see it, Blessed Mother! There are two young girls. Our Lady, how old are they?"

Our Lady--"Fourteen years old."

Veronica--And Our Lady is saying:

Our Lady--"Veronica, don't close your eyes. Open them and tell Me what you see."

YOUNG GIRLS GIVING COMMUNION

Veronica--I see people streaming forward from the pews, and they're now being given the Host by the two young girls. Now the woman who's standing off to the side, very friendly but "immodest", Our Lady said, "immodest you must say", is observing all this with a smile on her face.

Now I see a man sitting in the aisle. He's crying. He has his Rosary beads in his right hand, and he's crying.

"I know, Blessed Mother, how he feels. He's not of this generation which has fallen to satan. I know just how he feels. The only thing that he has to hold onto is the Rosary."

Our Lady is looking all about Her, and as I watch She's taking Her hand and She's placing it over Her eyes. I'd say I've--I think She's been crying.

Our Lady--"My child--"

Veronica--Our Lady, I can hear Her gasping.

Our Lady--"You see what is going on. Less and less honor is given to My Son. Whatever shall become of My children upon earth? I have wandered through earthless--through timeless earth-years trying to warn My children of the coming punishment to mankind.

"Now also, We give fair warning to all clergy. Should you not turn from your path of self-seeking riches and think of the souls that you have in your care to bring to Heaven, you, too, shall vanish with the fires of the Ball of Redemption."

Veronica--Now I see coming across the sky a huge ball of some kind, but it's shooting out flames. It looks huge! I've never seen anything so big. And I see what looks like a globe, on the left hand side, of the world. And this globe is heading for it, and as it gets closer it appears that this ball is larger than the earth. I don't think this has ever been seen before. I've never seen anything so large.

Now as I'm watching it's getting very dark up there. But the light is very bright about Our Blessed Mother. She's standing there now, and She has in Her hands a large crucifix. And She's holding it up now. It's a crucifix without the body of Christ on it for some reason. And She's making the sign of the cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Now Our Lady is looking to the right and looking to the left, and I have the feeling that She can see just about every soul that's standing on the grounds. Now She's turning, and with the cross--I know when I originally saw it, it had a corpus on it, the body of Christ. But now She has turned. When She first came closer, it had disappeared and just was a cross.

Now Our Lady is turning to Her right side, and She is extending the cross up again and making the sign of the cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. She's repeating it, Our Lady, in sort of a singing manner--almost like being in church.

Now Our Lady is crossing over to Her left side, our right side, and She's pausing and looking about Her. It's quite windy up there. I don't know if I told you that Our Lady has a white cape on, like a mantilla. But it looks like it may be woolen; it looks heavy. She has that over Her head. Now She's extending the cross and making the sign of the cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Now Our Lady is still terribly upset. I can see it in the expression on Her face. And She's moving back to be between the trees directly above us. Now She's touching Her lips, which means to listen and repeat.

Our Lady--"My children, it is almost too late to reach the multitudes. My heart is torn by the knowledge that many will die in the flame of the Ball of Redemption. Many will not be prepared. I have come to you through many earth-years, and how many have listened to My counsel? How many have tried to mend their ways that offend their God?

"My child and My children, especially you, Veronica, My child, make it known that your country will soon receive a just punishment for the slaughter of the young, for the abominations to their God-given bodies--will receive a just punishment. I repeat, I repeat this three times in warning to you all who are the ones, the culprits of the world now who have been instrumental in the destruction of the young.

DESPOILERS OF THE HUMAN RACE

"Cardinals, bishops, priests of the order of God, if you are guilty, turn from your ways. I make no accusations by name, though the list is growing long, to the Eternal Father. You who were given the God-given grace to be leaders of the flock have now scattered Our sheep! Bishops, what has become of your vocation? You are becoming despoilers of the human race. You cannot hide your sin from the Eternal Father. Turn back while there is time!"

Veronica--Now Our Lady is touching Her lips and She is going like this, which means to listen but don't repeat.

[Pause]

"Oh, no! . . . Mercy! Mercy! . . . Yes. . . . I understand. But I can't repeat it? No. No, I won't. Oh, my goodness!"

Our Lady--"Now, My child, you will sit back and wait for My Son."

[Pause]

Veronica--I see a huge ball now coming through the sky. It looks like a globe of the earth. But like pin points, I see fires springing up. I don't understand it. It looks like the globe is on fire. And now I hear a voice saying:

Angelic voice--"The owl has eyes fore and aft, ever watching the eagle. When the world cries peace, then shall he strike." [Veronica understood it to be an angelic voice.]

Our Lady--"Do you understand what I am trying to tell you, My child?"

Veronica--"Yes. How much of this can I repeat?"

In 1968 and '69 Our Lady talked to me about a great chastisement to the United States as the leader of the world. The eyes of the world have been upon the United States, so Heaven holds the United States under bondage, in a way, for leading the world onto the path of destruction of the soul.

"Yes . . . Must I? . . . All right. If you say so, Blessed Mother. But I'm scar--I'm afraid."

Our Lady--"I want you to look, My child, and tell Me what you see."

VISION OF HELL

Veronica--I see a hole. It's very deep, and there seems to be fire all over. But in this fire I see bodies floating up and down, and they seem, they seem to be alive. In fact, I can see some men and some women. I don't see little children, but I see many men and women. And they're floating like they have no weight, yet I can see the outlines of their figures. And the fire, it burns and burns but doesn't consume them. They seem to float up and down, up and down, but there's a din of noise that's hurting my ears--the screaming, the pleading. But it's like they're in a huge hole some place beyond where I've seen on earth.

"Blessed Mother, please take me out of here. It's terrible."

Now I hear the voices pleading for mercy, but a loud voice booms back: "Too late, too late. You had your chance!"

Now Our Lady is touching Her lips and it's growing darker. I don't have to look there anymore. Our Lady said to touch Her lip--your lip, and repeat.

Our Lady--"What you have just seen, My child, is hell. Many have taken away the knowledge of the existence of this abode. Remember, My children, the truth in fact that there is purgatory and hell, perpetual torment in hell."

Veronica--Now Our Lady is looking up to Her left and I see, I only see wings and two angels there coming down by Her. They don't seem to have a body. I see like beautiful children's faces--what they look like, sort of like cheruby, very pleasant looking. And I do see wings behind them but no body. They're coming now up beside Our Blessed Mother. Now Our Blessed Mother is touching Her lips.

Our Lady--"You will sit back, My child, and wait for My Son. He has an urgent message for mankind."

Veronica--Now it's growing quite hazy. I can still see Our Blessed Mother up there, but the darkness is closing in. Although I see a pinpoint of light on Her left side--that's our right side--and I'm drawn to watch the light. Now I can hear Our Lady's voice still, Her sweet voice, and She's saying:

Our Lady--"Sit back, My child, and rest."

Veronica--The light has become stationary now. It doesn't seem to be moving forward. It seems to have stopped for a reason. Now the light is moving to the center of the sky, and it's opening up. Oh, it's getting very large now very fast.

Oh, and I can see Jesus. I recognize Him now; I can see now. I hadn't--it hasn't opened up enough, the light, to show me His chest or His face, but I can see His feet--He has sandals on--and His gown, which is a golden cream color. And He has on a beautiful red robe with all gold trim around the outside.

Now Jesus is coming forward. I can see Him fully now. He's coming to the middle tree. There are three trees right before us. In the middle Jesus is standing over it, up in the sky, high in the sky. Now he's looking about Him. And it seems to be quite windy up there, because his hair is moving.

Now there's a brilliance about Him I can't explain. He absolutely shines in the sky. It's so dark up there, but He lights up the whole sky. Now I can notice that He's looking down, and now He is touching His fingers to His lips.

Jesus--"My child and My children, what more can I add to My Mother's discourse with you? She has said it all at this time. She has spent many earth-years going throughout your world trying to warn mankind of the coming Chastisement.

"There have been many miracles set forth upon the earth by My Mother. This We have allowed as a grace to mankind, but many have been forgotten and rejected. My Mother has at this time gone throughout all corners of the world seeking salvation for mankind. How many have listened to Her counsel?

CLERGY MUST TEACH OF HEAVEN, HELL, PURGATORY

"The prayer life of the clergy has fallen. Unless they return to prayer and sacrifice, give up the worldly cravings of mankind, and agree to a life of piety and dedication and fortitude, even while under attack--you will get nowhere, My clergy, by following the modes of the world. You must lead a disciplined life and give to Our children of the earth the knowledge of Heaven, hell, and purgatory.

"Man can defame Me very easily, but I will not allow him to defame My Mother!"

Veronica--Oh. Jesus looks very upset, very upset.

Jesus--"My child, Veronica, I do not mean to frighten you. But I am in dire suffering for the abuse to My Mother. I will not accept this much longer. Unless man makes a complete change from his ways that offend the Eternal Father, We will no longer try to keep His heavy hand from upon you. Your country, the United States, had been graced; but your country had fallen from the pedestal that she had been placed on by mankind. Spirituality has been cast aside. Prayer life has fallen, even in the convents. How can you, My clergy, lead others when you have adopted a mode of humanism catering to mankind? You do not feed the spirits of My children upon earth. As such, you cannot enter the Kingdom!

"The Eternal Father never changes, My children. You cannot build a paradise upon earth. That point shall never be reached, because you are doing this without your God.

"My child and My children, I ask you all from the mercy of your hearts to pray for your clergy. They are human and as such, they can fall into error and sin. Unless you pray for them many more shall be in the hell you have seen, My child.

"Veronica, I feel your weakness. You will sit back now. And My Mother is not leaving. She will stay over on My right side."

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The Virgin Mary appears in America

This beautiful story of grace, peace and redemption opened publicly on June 18, 1970 when the Mother of God visited Veronica Lueken on the grounds of the old St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Bayside, New York and later at the Vatican Pavilion site (blessed by Pope Paul VI) in Flushing Meadows Park, New York. Beginning in 1968, St. Theresa the Little Flower prepared Veronica for these Heavenly apparitions.

For 25 years, the Virgin Mary and Her Divine Son would appear to this mother of five children during Rosary Vigils on these sacred grounds until her passing in 1995. Our Lady asked that this Shrine be called "Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers" and that a Sunday Holy Hour offered for the Pope and priests be held.

Over 300 comprehensive messages packed with wisdom and guidance for these latter days were transmitted through this seer named by Heaven, Veronica of the Cross.

Our Lady of the Roses Shrine is under the stewardship of the lay Order of St. Michael (est. 1977), a vibrant community of dedicated, celibate men who have been appointed by Heaven to lead this global mission. Our Lady has prophesied that this lay Order will bring forth the full-fledged religious Order of St. Michael, an order founded on Catholic tradition.

Our Lady has also stated that curative waters will erupt and a magnificent basilica will be erected at the original site of St. Robert's.

The Vigils and Holy Hours continue to this day at the Vatican Pavilion inspired by Our Lord's promise: "We have made Our home upon these grounds." Cures and conversions abound and for countless pilgrims, faith and hope have been restored. We invite you to join us.

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